August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Go to the head of the class with accessories inspired by retro school supplies. “Decorative designs with loose leaf–paper stripes or other educational motifs provide a playful look,” says Julie Gaines of Fishs Eddy, the New York–based dishware company behind the notebook tray shown here (lower left). So consider chalkboard coasters, a stack of legal-pad napkins or a beaker-style glass mug. To keep your house from feeling like homeroom, limit yourself to just one or two pieces. The result will be genius.
Featured products above: Cooperative Trompe L’Oeil LaptopCase, urbanoutfitters.com, $28. O.R.E. Chalk-A-DoodleCoasters, oreoriginals.com, $10/set of 4. Pi’lo 12″ x 18″lined paper pillow, etsy.com/shop/pilosale, $45. ThinkGeek 400 ml Laboratory Beaker Mug, $12, thinkgeek.com. dci Gift Napkin Notes: Legal Pad, shop.dcigift.com, $5. Fishs Eddy Memo Notebook Tray in LightYellow, fishseddy.com, $25. dci Gift Gift Pop Quiz Clockin Black, shop.dcigift.com, $25.
Danielle Blundell is senior associate home editor at Family Circle magazine.